Kia Press Office has just released a statement (via Twitter) that they have officially joined with Ionity as a strategic partner and shareholder. Hopefully this will lead to a special pricing deal for Kia e-Niro owners - much like the one that VW ID3 FE owners get with their vehicles.
Ionity seems to me to be having a 😂 laugh, “as my grandson would say” why would anyone pay 79 pence per kWh and a fee? when there are so many other charge points at 35 pence, at home it cost me just 5 pence per KWh. Just a shame we can’t take a 100kwh can of electrons on a road trip! 🤪🤪😂
So to be clear. Ionity is a Joint venture with all the German manufacturers. Their cars get the charging cheaper. My German mate in his ID3 (which he is about to hand back cos its crap) pays €0.39 per kw as a part of the VW deal.
They built it outside global charging standards which is causing many issues. For example it won’t charge on a lot of smart chargers. My Zappi installer asked if an ID3 owner could use mine to prove a point. He could only get 1.1kw on a dumb charger it’s fine. It don’t do solar either.
One guy has had over 19 SW error messages in a. Week and the car was stuck multiple times. He’s sending it back.
My mates issue is the constantly failing climate system, very ropey suspension which VW admit needs sorting and finally he is not at all happy with its handling in the winter. He lives in Bavaria.